2014 is over now, and it's time to review this blog a little, something I do every year (such as in 2013 and 2014). The past year was one of the years where I published the least posts of any year - only 39 in total (which is less than 1 per week). That's partly because I was busy, and partly because I was lazy, but mainly because I shared most of my opinions in bite-size pieces on my Facebook page, and I had not enough time to also extensively update here. Blogging for me should be something longer, well thought-through and timeless, while social media has that instant aspect to it, where you write what comes to mind, publish it and garner reactions very quickly, but in a day or two the story is old news already. Fact is, most conversations are happening on social media these days, not in the comment section below. When it comes to visits and pageviews, it was a good year. This blog had around 561,000 visits (a record year), and 1,077,000 page views (visits up 26%, pageviews up 11% compared to 2013). Basically visits are going up, pageviews are going down in the past 3 years, which is an interesting trend. My most popular post of 2014 with nearly 10,000 views was For Westerners: Downsides Of Living In Taiwan. All my posts published in 2014 have had around 1700 views on average, which is quite a high number. I'm glad people are reading my stuff. I think in 2015 things won't change that much: My private life is busy, and will continue to be busy, but I will try to find more time for myself. I will continue to focus on quality here rather than quantity, but this blog will definitely keep on running, now almost 7 years in total. Amazing, how time flies. Thank you for reading and following.
I wish you a happy new year 2015! You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.